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Baton Rouge in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana — The American South (West South Central)
 

Independence Bowl

December 29, 1995

 

LSU 45, Michigan State 26

 
Independence Bowl Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, December 28, 2019
1. Independence Bowl Marker
Inscription.  
The Tigers wrapped up the first year of the Gerry DiNardo era with a 45-26 win over Michigan State before a sellout crowd of 48,835 in the Independence Bowl in Shreveport. The teams battled evenly in a first half of big plays that included a 78-yard TD pass by Michigan State on the second play of the game, an Eddie Kennison kickoff return for a touchdown for LSU, a Michigan State kickoff return for a touchdown and a 51-yard TD run by Kevin Faulk. Down 24-21 at halftime, LSU broke it open in the second half with 24 unanswered points, including a fumble return for a touchdown by defensive end Gabe Northern. Northern went on to claim defensive player of the game honors and Faulk rushed for a bowl record 234 yards -- the second most rushing yards by an LSU player - to capture the offensive MVP award. In all, LSU set or tied 11 Independence Bowl records in the romp as the Tigers finished with a 7-4-1 mark.
 
Erected by LSU, Ellie & Jacob Craven, Forever LSU.
 
Location. 30° 24.646′ N, 91° 10.994′ W.
Lawrence X. Boucvalt, Jr. wall image. Click for full size.
By Cajun Scrambler, December 27, 2019
2. Lawrence X. Boucvalt, Jr. wall
Marker is in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, in East Baton Rouge Parish. Marker is on Soiuth Stadium Drive west of Fieldhouse Drive, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Baton Rouge LA 70803, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cotton Bowl (here, next to this marker); Orange Bowl (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Cotton Bowl (here, next to this marker); Sugar Bowl (here, next to this marker); Gator Bowl (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Sugar Bowl (here, next to this marker); Peach Bowl (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Sugar Bowl (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Baton Rouge.
 
More about this marker. Located on the Lawrence X. Boucvalt, Jr. wall at Gate 24 of Tiger Stadium
 
Categories. Sports
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on January 11, 2020. This page originally submitted on January 11, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana. This page has been viewed 29 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 11, 2020, by Cajun Scrambler of Assumption, Louisiana.
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